Places to Visit

Hartington is situated in the Peak District National Park - the oldest National Park in the country.  Before your stay why not plan a few activities.  A good source of local information can be found here 

Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House,Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP.




Buxton is the place to refresh your body, mind and soul.

Home of Buxton Water, this special thermal spa town is nestled in the centre of the beautiful Peak District, surrounded by the UK’s oldest National Park.



Perhaps best known for its unique and delicious Pudding, Bakewell has many more  tempting treats to offer - ranging from shopping and specialist markets to relaxing strolls and special events.

Idyllically situated on the banks of the river Wye, the biggest town in the Peak District National Park's mellow stone buildings, medieval five-arched stone bridge and quaint courtyards are a magnet for painters, photographers and sightseers alike.


With its winding cobbled streets, welcoming Market Place and handsome Tudor and Georgian heritage, picturesque Ashbourne is known as 'The Gateway to Dovedale'

Tissington Trail - Bike Hire

Parsley Hay
near Buxton
Derbyshire SK17 ODG
Tel. & Fax: (01298) 84493

Our Parsley Hay bike hire centre is situated eight miles south of the spa town of Buxton. Easily reached via the A515 from both Buxton and Ashbourne, Parsley Hay makes the ideal starting point to explore the Peak District.

Opening hours

Parsley Hay is open everyday until the end of October 2022.

Manifold Valley - Bike Hire

Manifold Valley Cycle Hire
Hulme End, Hartington
SK17 0EZ
Tel. & Fax: 01298 687399

A new National Park bike hire facility is now open for visitors to enjoy on the Manifold Track at Hulme End. Based in the listed former station building in this attractive village, the facility is an ideal place to start exploring the Manifold Valley.

Local Activities

Here are some fun, family-friendly and utterly stunning places for you and your friends to go and visit.

If it's  swinging, zipping or clambering through the trees this Go Ape in Buxton is an amazing way to spend the day and is an exhilarating experience. 

Your cable car ticket gives you a free right of way over the hilltop park including two guided tours through illuminated caverns, exhibitions, magnificent views, adventure playgrounds, woodland trails and more. Its Dog friendly too

Take an incredible Underground Journey by Boat
Enter the inner world of the underground cave system in the heart of the Peak District National Park and absorb the atmosphere as a watery silence echoes all around you.
Set at the foot of the spectacular Winnats Pass, high above the village of Castleton, Speedwell Cavern takes you on an incredible underground boat journey.

Rapid Horizons is an experienced outdoor adventure activity provider and professional paddlesports centre, offering activities and courses in the Peak District, Lake District & North Wales as well as overseas.

Rapids range of adventure activities and paddlesport courses are developed to entertain, educate and inspire.

Carsington Water Sports and Leisure offers Cycle Hire, Water Sports, and Fishing 
Carsington Sports & Leisure Ltd, Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST
(t) 01629 540478

Further information

Just 11 miles away from Hartington is the UK Premier Theme park

Alton Towers Resort
Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB